Sheep Thrills from the Dusty Archives

When I first resurrected my college newspaper comic characters, Shearadon and Woolworth for Doodle Week, a few of you had asked if I'd post some of those early strips.

This weekend, in going through some old boxes, I came across that album of comics. You can tell right away that these were from my good ol' college days because of the yellowing parchment... the lack of the second unnecessary "n" in Jenn... and the fact that there's coffee spilled all over the comic header. Anyway, I thought you all might get a laugh or two, if you can read my atrocious handwriting. Click the panels for embiggification.

This was the first strip I did...


Not long into the story line, Woolworth-- the spectacled character-- learned that the reason he has spent so much time standing around a field during his lifetime is that he is, in fact, a sheep.

The shock ends up being extraordinary. His brother Shearadon seeks to help him come to terms with it here...

This became a part of a lengthy and somewhat convoluted storyline where Woolworth goes on a quest for adventure and to find out who he really is...


What ensues involves farmers with cleavers, beauty contestants in convertibles, county fair judging, Shirley MacLaine, hippies in a VW Microbus, a liberal use of spandex, college admissions, fraternity pranks, and existential angst.

So, you know, basically what every college student has to deal with. Except for maybe not the Shirley MacLaine.

Anyway, if you folks don't hate it too much, I'd be willing to scan a couple up and post them every now and then.

Tuesday, I return you back to your regularly scheduled humor blog!

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5 comments:

Da Old Man said...

Somtimes the inner workings of your mind are, uhhhmmm, interesting. I would like to see more.


I think.

Drowsey Monkey said...

LOL ... what Joe said.

Jenn Thorson said...

Da Old Man and Drowsey- Heh. Well, at least ya can't say it's ever boring here at Cabbages! :)

unfinishedrambling said...

You're an odd one, Jenn Thorson, that's for sure, but that's why we love reading your posts. I for one wouldn't mind if you shared these too. In fact, would probably enjoy it. ;) No, I mean :)

Jenn Thorson said...

Unfinished- I think I pretty much scared everyone with the sheep this last time. :) Remember, this was college and I was really really, really sleep deprived and malnourished, existing entirely on Fritos and hepped up on coffee and Dr. Pepper. :)

Good times.